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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 232-234

Native valve Escherichia coli endocarditis following urosepsis


1 Department of Nephrology, NU Trust, Bangalore, India
2 Department of Urology, NU Trust, Bangalore, India
3 Department of Cardiology, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore, India
4 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.111866

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Gram-negative organisms are a rare cause of infective endocarditis. Escherichia coli, the most common cause of urinary tract infection and gram-negative septicemia involves endocardium rarely. In this case report, we describe infection of native mitral valve by E. coli following septicemia of urinary tract origin in a diabetic male; subsequently, he required prosthetic tissue valve replacement indicated by persistent sepsis and congestive cardiac failure.






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